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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Suspect arrested in murder of former Stone County resident

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A Jacksonville, Ark., man who police allege killed a former Mountain View resident has been arrested and charged by the Sherwood Police Department in connection with that July murder. Sherwood Police Chief James Bedwell, reports Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 36, is the suspect in the capital...

Brushy Road man in jail after high-speed chase, facing multiple charges including drug possession

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Two Independence County deputies apprehended a man just before midnight Thursday after a high-speed chase. Deputies Justin Kirk and, later, John Morrow chased Patrick Franklin Riley, 38, of Brushy Road, at speeds in excess of 75 m.p.h. in some sections of the county after...

Deputies detain Oil Trough man for possible copper theft on Newark farm

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Copper wire stolen from a center pivot irrigation system on a farm near Newark has led to a suspect being detained at the scene. Independence County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Bill Cullum farm after an alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning indicated someone was...

Independence County Budget Committee presented with cuts for offices and departments

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Bob Qualls shares this report from last night's Independence County Budget Committee: The Independence County Budget Committee began its meeting Thursday with an almost $51,000 shortfall. When it adjourned about 30 minutes later, the budget was $54.14 cents to the good. The Budget Committee had previously...

Independence County authorities issue warrant for check theft suspect; nab Chicago man for fake bills

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In two Independence County forgery cases, one woman had an arrest warrant issued, while the other, a man, is in jail and charged with two forgery counts. Independence Circuit Court records say the warrant was issued for Alicia M. Green, 32, who is wanted and...

Local attorney appointed by Governor to sit on state Supreme Court for case

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Michelle C. Huff of Blair & Stroud in Batesville was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to sit as a special associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Huff will participate in Richard R. Conte v. the State of Arkansas, Case No. CR-17-260, which is...

Little Rock man lands in Independence County Jail after traffic stop

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A Little Rock man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on a traffic violation Wednesday, Nov. 29, ended up in the Independence County Jail.    Independence County Sheriff’s Department information says Larry Don Ervin, 34, of Little Rock, was found to be in...

Independence County Bar Association honored

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The Independence County Bar Association has been named an “Outstanding Local Bar Association for 2017” by the Arkansas Bar Foundation and Arkansas Bar Association. The foundation and association annually recognize local bar associations that contribute to the administration of justice and the standing of...

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge visits with Gary B. about Mobile Office stop in Salem and more

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White River Now's Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge this morning. Listen to her comments below regarding the AG's Mobile Office making an appearance in Salem this morning, as well as her political future, including talk of a possible...

Gary B. visits with Bill Miller about Grass Roots Equipment & Outdoors

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Pic via Grass Roots Equipment & Outdoors Facebook Bill Miller, owner of Grass Roots Equipment and Outdoors, recently dropped by the White River Now studios with Gary B. about the all-new power equipment and outdoor supply retailer, located at 925 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Their...

Mayor meet to feature Batesville superintendent

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Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will hold his community meeting tonight and will feature Dr. Michael Hester, superintendent of the Batesville School District, as a guest. The meet kicks off at 5 p.m. at Josie's, 50 Riverbank Rd., in Batesville and is open to the public.